Coolum Beach SLSC Blog

Notice of General Meeting

Oct 23, 2017

Notice is hereby given that a General Meeting of the Coolum Beach Surf Life Saving Club will be held: Read More

U17-Masters Craft Carnival - Mooloolaba 19th November

Oct 20, 2017

Hi all Surf Sports Craft Competitors- here is your carnival .

Please see the Carnival details below and contact your Surf Sports section captain to discuss your nomination.

Nominations close Friday 10th Nov at Midday. Full details on are the club Notice board

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Top Lifesaver Trophy Named in Honour of Club Legend – Dick Lugge

Oct 19, 2017

Last Saturday saw one of the biggest rollups for our annual Back to Coolum day with direct descendants of past member Dick Lugge in attendance as special guests.

Lifesaving President Fred Stokes welcomed the crowd of club members which included all 3 club patrons Ron Want, Keith Peterie and Dave Cush, numerous Life members and a large number of past and present active members and family. As a fitting tribute to Dick who sadly lost his life effecting a rescue in one of Coolum’s darkest hours on Boxing Day 1948, it was announced that the clubs top lifesaving perpetual trophy would be renamed in his honour. It was again very fitting to make the announcement with his niece Crystal, sister-in-law Evangeline and other family members present. Fred gave a recount of the tragic circumstances on that day with acknowledgement of the bravery shown by Dick in such adverse conditions. Three of the five bathers in trouble were saved but sadly a local man from Buderim, an interstate tourist from Victoria and Dick were lost.

Fred also commented that Patrons Ron and Keith were on the beach that fateful day after only just gaining their Bronze Medallions and assisted as best they could.

ABOVE - Ron Want with Keith Peterie beside the clubs tribute to the three men.

As a result of the tragedy, Surf Life Saving Australia soon afterwards made a design change to all Rescue Belt and Reels to include a quick release mechanism.
For more details on Dick and the clubs rich history, pop into the club and see the display at the top of the stairs or read about it in the Club s history book “The Chronicles of Coolum Beach SLSC – Breathing Life Into Coolum” which is available in the Coolum Library or for purchase at reception.

Club Treasurer and Life member Ian Norman gave a summary of our planned activities and celebrations as we approach our Centenary Year in 2019, along with a strong club  financial report and details on the progress of proposed storage and members facilities expansion.

Ian also introduced our Summer Surf Girl for the 2017-18 seson Aimee Ting. Aimees campaign launch is Sunday 22nd October with a Champagne Breakfast in the restuarant at 10.00am. She and her team have planned a full program of fundraising and Surf Awareness activities in the lead up to judging in May next year.

The Lifesaving Supporters Club President and Life Member John Ellingsen wrapped up the official part of the afternoon by reporting on the very positive results from the operations upstairs including two Clubs Qld awards for Best  Dining in Queensland and Best Sunshine Coast Club for 2017. John thanked everyone again for attending and in particular the family of Dick Lugge and invited all fellow Life Members for a group photo and stay for an afternoon full great food and refreshments to compliment the ever increasing stories from our clubs past. 


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Club Swim This Sunday Morning

Oct 18, 2017

Club Swim This Sunday morning at 7.30am Read More

Champagne Breakfast Launch - Summer Surf Girl

Oct 12, 2017

Join Aimee Ting for Bubbles and Breaky - 22nd October 10.00am Read More

Coolum Blues get Silver and Coolangatta Gold!

Oct 10, 2017

Congratulations to the Coolum Blue Team who scored Silver at last weekends Coolangatta Gold Read More

Coolum Beach SLSC - This Weekend

Oct 06, 2017

Good luck to all our members who are competing in the Coolangatta Gold! Read More

Club Surf Swim

Oct 05, 2017

Club Surf Swim This Sunday Morning at 7.00am Read More

Latest Club News Update

Oct 05, 2017

Making Club News This Week Read More

Notice of Special General Meeting

Sep 28, 2017

Notice of Special General Meeting  Read More

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